Where do you store your bike?

March 2, 2009
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A few months ago, we had Jack and Brendon’s amazing ride across Australia.  Like any trips, when you get home there’s a lot of tidying up to do.  You have to empty out the car, clean your equipment, and find somewhere to store it. With a large family, all bike riders, Brendon has a lot […]

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Relaunch of Tailored.com.au

February 18, 2009

For the past few weeks, we’ve been working on re-launching the Tailored Web Services site.  For a long time its been a painful mix of Blogger and static pages.  The design was also a bit outdated.  There’s a ton of content on this site, but poor navigation and structuring makes the good stuff very hard […]

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Your Website Is NOT an Expense OR an Investment…

April 24, 2008

Brendon wrote that what we see when we look at a webpage depends on our perspective.  As web developers we look at a site and see all the aspects that make the whole, while others can look at the page and just see a picture.  Then they judge the site by whether the picture appeals […]

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Your own marketers are giving you a bad name

February 26, 2008

I just got off the phone with a nice Indian-sounding gentleman named Kevin, who was trying to convince me to change my electricity supplier to his company.  He was trying to point out how much my bill has increased in the last few months, and what a great deal he could give me. But I […]

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Funny Spam

February 26, 2008

Generally, I hate receiving spam. Probably 80% of the email my work account receives is spam, which makes Monday mornings a drag as I sort through my emails. But every now and then, I get one that stops me in my tracks. If you think about it, you could come up with all sorts of […]

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Christmas and Ugg Boots

November 21, 2007

I’ve probably posted before how Brendon and Mel operate Brandboots.com – a site selling Ugg Boots. Brendon writes on Tailored about how Ugg Australia was driving his Online Ugg Boot Store out of business by providing a higher quality of boot at lower prices, with better customer support to match. From my point of view, […]

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Another Angle on Phishing…

October 4, 2007

Last night I got another strange email: Dear xxx, My Name is xxx, I am an Software Engineer, and i belongs to Kerala, India.  while i was searching for an article, I just came to know about you through the website www.tailored.com.au , So we both are working in the same field. I would like […]

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Even if you're an expert

September 26, 2007

We sometimes forget that even experts must occasionally consult the documentation, lest they slip and fall.

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IE Operation Aborted – javascript issues

September 26, 2007

I’ve been battling for a while now with a certain bug on a certain site. I don’t see this bug anywhere else, and I wasn’t able to figure out what the issue was. I eventually (trial and error) narrowed it down to some javascript. If I removed the script, the site worked. (Minus the scripted […]

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SEO – Poor Public Relations

September 6, 2007

Reading over Digg, as I sometimes do, I found this submission on Building a Niche Minisite. The first few comments imply something scary to me. …it’s SEO, which are the scum of the earth, just behind spammers. [Above] comment is over generalized but SEO’s are known to hurt the internet experience time and time again. […]

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